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Double Cups & Taco Trucks, New EP from @T2GhettoHippie Out Now!

Double Cups & Taco Trucks, New EP from Houston's T2 Ghetto Hippie Out Now!

All The Best Media: Houston rapper T2 Ghetto Hippie releases his new EP, Double Cups & Taco Trucks, today, July 11th, 2017. The 7-track project features guest appearances from Dizzy Wright and Maxo Kream with production from Trakksounds (Bun B, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky) and Chris Rockaway (UGK, Tech N9ne, Trae Tha Truth). Listen to Double Cups & Taco Trucks here.

“Finding good vibes in bad situations. Smiling through the darkness. This project isn't just about celebrating cough syrup,” T2 told Mass Appeal, “but more emphasizing what it's like in my neighborhood, and portraying how it feels to play the game of life with the hand we were dealt.”

T2's name has been growing outside of Texas with the EP's title-track, “Double Cups & Taco Trucks,” personally chosen by renowned music critic, Robin Hilton, to be featured on NPR's All Songs Considered for the podcast's special SXSW 2017 preview. The video for “Double Cups & Taco Trucks” followed shortly and it was praised by Earmilk as one of their “favorite videos of 2017.” The visual paid homage to Houston culture like much of T2's music while also “challenging the viewer to look beyond the basics.” (Milk) T2 continued delivering the good vibes with “a summer-perfect visual,” (HotNewHipHop) for album standout, “Daze,” and last weekend his single, “B.L.C.” (feat. Maxo Kream) premiered on episode 103 of Noisey Radio on Beats 1.

A homegrown artist with a deep understanding of the south's storied place in hip-hop, T2 draws inspiration from the artists and soundscapes that have defined the Houston sound. His single “Hustletown,” featuring Southern rap icon Z-Ro, debuted on 97.9 The Box with legendary DJ Michael “5000” Watts, and his previous Trakksounds-produced album, A Southwest Side Story, landed on Houston Chronicle's “12 of the Year's Best Houston Albums.” Working with local producers Chris Rockaway (UGK, Tech N9ne, Trae Tha Truth) and Trakksounds (Bun B, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Jhene Aiko), T2 possesses a landmine of momentum to redefine Houston rap. Earlier this month T2 was highlighted by Houston Press when he shared the stage with H-Town legend, Paul Wall. With all of Houston's support behind him, T2 is continuing to push forward Houston's rap legacy.
Video: Chuuwee - "Hypocrisy" (@Chuuw33 @BelowSystem)

Video: Chuuwee - "Hypocrisy"

BSR: Music video for "Hypocrisy" by Chuuwee is out today. Taken from the upcoming album "Purgator." Song produced by EsVybe, video shot and directed by John Atomos.

Audio: Jaidyn - "Hood All Day" (@DiamondMedia360 @jaidynmusic)

Audio: Jaidyn - "Hood All Day"

DM360: Following successful drops including “Blow” and “Birthday,” North Philadelphia rapper Jaidyn continues to build anticipation for his new album, Because I Can, with the release of a straight-up slapper, “Hood All Day.”

"Who Sampled It Better?" #7 - The Results for "Wind Parade"

[Donald Byrd courtesy Wikimedia Commons]"Who Sampled It Better?" #7

As written by Steve 'Flash' Juon, and voted on by THE PEOPLE who read!

This was a tight race. For the longest period of time Organized Konfusion's "Stray Bullet" held the lead for the best sample usage, but in the final 24 hours 2Pac's "Definition of a Thug Nigga" rose up in and gave the two front runners a chase right until the poll closed. Ultimately though your winner is...

And that means Wale's "Thank God" didn't get a single vote. Sorry bro, we still love you though! (#WaleMania) In tribute to Black Moon we'll feature a different version of "Buck Em Down" than the one profiled last week for the vote. The remix also samples "Wind Parade" but flips it in a slightly different and equally cool way. Enjoy!

Mixtape: Snypa & @Tizzle125 - "Tizzle Snypa, Snypa Tizzle" (@iSnypa88)

Mixtape: Snypa & Tizzle 125 - "Tizzle Snypa, Snypa Tizzle"

Tazz: Atlanta rappers Snypa & Tizzle 125 premieres their official collaboration mixtape Tizzle Snypa, Snypa Tizzle. The 14-track project is hosted by Hoodrich's heavyweight Hoodrich Tez.

Video: Nanna.B f/ Hodgy (Beats) - "Golden" (@lobudgetchild @monkmiyagi)

Video: Nanna.B f/ Hodgy (Beats) - "Golden"

A.T.: The Up-and-Coming Singer Shares the EP's Gentle-yet-Propulsive Title Track, Featuring Production From Anderson .Paak and a Guest Appearance From Odd Future's Hodgy.

Audio: BLACKMAGIC & @FettyWap - "Wonder"

Audio: BLACKMAGIC & Fetty Wap - "Wonder"

C.N.: Blackmagic has been a rising star in the Afrobeats scene since his breakout track ‘Repete’ last year created a storm in his native Lagos, turning heads again with a second cult banger in February this year with ‘Like This’ - featuring two of the hottest emerging artists in the scene in Seyi Shay and Big Bad. He now drops his biggest crossover track so far in ‘Wonder’ with US rap superstar Fetty Wap.

Audio: "Told Ya" by @iamjaceyj @OfficialPJNorth (@rRAPpromo)

Audio: "Told Ya" by jacey j. & PJ North

RRP: jacey j. and PJ North's new track, "Told Ya," which is featured on our Artists To Watch Vol. 2 mixtape.

Video: Why Cue (@WhyCueSPG) - "Drippin" (@DoctorGray_)

Video: Why Cue - "Drippin"

WC: Why Cue drops his new visual "Drippin" shot in my Miami on the weekend of Rolling Loud. Beat production by Roswell Gray & the video was shot & edited by Why Cue himself. After releasing the trailer on Twitter the video starting to gain viral traction to this 100k followers along after xxxtentacion reposted another single of his which has 250k plays now!

Audio: Basementline Ent - "RockStar" (@DMVLIFE1)

Audio: Basementline Ent - "RockStar"

DMV: Basementline Ent just dropped a dope new track on us, "RockStar". Featuring strong verses from DMV artists Loony Son, Young Strike, and Ghost Payne the track is an undeniable hit. With one listen it is clear to see that they are bringing a lot of new energy and heat to the game! Check out the track and be on the lookout for big things to come from Basementline Ent!

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